A presentation on ‘Bangladesh: A Socio-Economic Miracle’ was held at Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform at Istanbul in Turkey on Friday.
Bangladesh Consulate General in Istanbul organised the event where the members of the NGOs, who are well known in their respective professional areas, attended the programme, says a press release on Saturday.The Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform, an established NGO organisation, consisting of more than 20 NGOs working mainly on environment and developmental issues in Turkey.
Highlighting basic facts of Bangladesh’s history, demography, society, economy and culture, Bangladesh Consul General Dr Mohammad Monirul Islam briefed the audience about Bangladesh’s achievements and recognitions in the international theatre, especially in the areas of poverty alleviation, natural disaster management, environment and global warming, migration and women empowerment.
He made a comparative study on various countries of South Asia in their developments on the socio-economic fronts.
Ahmet Coskunaydin, Chief Editor of Gunaydin International and board member of Turkish Economic Journalists Association, who recently visited Bangladesh, shared his experiences with the audience, underlining that he was impressed to see the warmth and hospitality of the people as well as cultural richness and natural beauty of Bangladesh. He pointed out the commonalities between Bangladesh and Turkey, adding that we should work towards realising the full potentials that Bangladesh and Turkey promise in their relationship.
Abdullah Tan, President of Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform, said in his welcome speech that this type of event would certainly help bring the people of two countries closer by strengthening their mutual understanding and cooperation.